Weary (both) and with a cold (me) we arrived in Florence yesterday lunchtime. Good flight on a neat little chubby CityJet flight from the very smart and slick London City Airport.
We made all the right bus connections with no disasters and no Italian…….the Italians here have no English either but you can get by…….reminds me of Madrid – no one spoke English there but we did have a Mr G who was doing Spanish at school!
Francesco was waiting here in the apartment for us to arrive. He made us feel very welcome and gave us tips about what to do whilst here. We needed to shop for some basics so went off towards the stadium where Francesco had told us there was a supermarket – approximately a 300-400 metre walk he said……well, an Italian 300-400m vs an English equivalent distance seem somewhat different. More like a mile there and a mile back – the problem was the journey back was with 2 bags of heavy shopping!
We cooked and stayed in last night with an excellent bottle of Italian red wine. The apartment has all the basics but clearly does not expect its inhabitants to be cooking during their stay e.g. no sharp knives so cutting up mushrooms had to be done with either the bread knife or eating knife!
Steps walked = 12,555 / 9.4km